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Writing about the brain, culture, and everything in between. Researcher, expat, and book addict. Head editor of par-desi.com.

Being an immigrant or expat will stretch your limits and sober your ego.

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If you were offered a coveted job in your field, but it was in another country, would you accept?

For me, the answer was a resounding “yes.”

The excitement of obtaining your first job is euphoric. You know there will be challenges along the way, but you’re only focused on…


How this seemingly automatic behaviour helps you control your mind

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Small changes can lead to profound benefits and improvements. Likewise, they can also massively affect your negatively. You might automatically think of habits such as setting out your clothes the night before to prevent decision fatigue. You will notice a significant decrease in anxiety when you plan tomorrow’s tasks.

But…


“Love, Chai, and Other Four Letter Words” shows a glimpse of bad, yet normalized, parenting

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We all know someone who has a terrible family.

Maybe you’re that friend, the one who complains about how disastrous your family or parents are compared to others.

Of course, we’re not supposed to talk about family like that. It’s taboo, and the victims risk feeling isolated after sharing their…


Why it’s okay to cry and how to get better at it.

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“I’m gonna end up crying this weekend.”

I can usually predict when I’m going to cry a few days before I do.

It’ll start with a mundane morning. A cup of coffee, breathing, and already feeling stressed with my to-do list for the day. And then a memory will occur…


Why are we trying to force the impossible?

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It’s 8 PM on a Friday night. You’re still in the office. In fact, you’ve stayed late at the office the entire week. …


Mediocre managers are a dime-a-dozen. Don’t become one.

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Too many people are in managerial positions who shouldn’t be.

What starts as a new job opportunity for some quickly turns sour. Each job comes with its own annoying tasks and idiosyncrasies, but having a bad manager can make it miserable.

Managers set the tone for the workplace. They can…


Adelina’s story in “The Young Elites” is driven by childhood trauma and a thirst for revenge.

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There are plenty of times where I want to absolutely lose my mind.

You’ve probably felt the same. Someone in your life hurt you and made you feel powerless. Maybe for no reason other than their own pleasure or desire for power.

We’re told to stand tall and be the…


Make your learning curves easier to handle and come out on top.

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On your first day, you come to a chilling conclusion: you don’t know what you don’t know. That feeling can be paralyzing. You’re not incompetent, you tell yourself, but you’re really starting to feel like it now.

When I started working, I realized there was a huge gap in my…


What I wish anti-vaxxers would understand about scientific research

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The last 1.5 years have not only produced some vaccines, but also some armchair epidemiologists. And by some, I mean way too many.

I love it when people get curious about science and understand that there’s a lot of popular misinformation out there disguised as credible scientific fact. …

Anu Kumar

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